The purpose of this conference is to bring together leading regional and international coral reef scientists to discuss recent research, and to open opportunities for dialogue and collaboration among participants. The geographic scope of this conference includes reefs in the Persian/Arabian Gulf, the northwestern Indian Ocean (e.g., Arabian Sea, Sea of Oman), and the Red Sea. This three day conference will include themed symposium sessions, each opened by a keynote address from a renowned expert in the field. Themed topics will include biogeography and evolution, coral community structure and dynamics, reef fish community structure and dynamics, microbial ecology, physiology, and biophysical processes, as well as a session on reef conservation and management.
John A. Burt, Head of the Marine Biology Lab and Assistant Professor of Biology, NYUAD
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
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